Elizabeth Suzann Florence Pants in silk crepe (gift from ES to review) | size large, short – OLD SIZING
Organic by John Patrick Potato Sweater (several years old) | medium
Women by Common Projects Achilles low sneakers
Admonish custom leather tote (several years old)
As you can see, my silk florence pants arrived from Elizabeth Suzann (they sent me this pair to review). Woohoo!! This time I asked for a large, short, since the medium short I had before were too small for me (at the hips/waist). These are from the previous collection, so I have no idea how the sizing compares to the new, but I’m much happier with the large. I do wish they were a little shorter, which it seems was adjusted for with the new sizing.
Of course, I’d be happy living in these, which as far as I can tell, those of you who have silk florence pants do. The challenge for me, as a slightly wide, short person, is that these pants are in no way conventionally flattering on me at all. And as you can see here IDGAF. And paired them with a slightly oversized sweater FTW 😉
If I cared, I could wear a fitted top (the Rhodes sweater is perfect with them) and make them a little shorter, so I’m showing a little ankle, helping the proportions a bit. To be honest, I did stress a little about that yesterday as I put this outfit on and was photographing it. I thought, whoa, I’m a shapeless blob, I should do something about that. Then, I spent an awful lot of time trying to come up with another look, but ended up with this one again, because I LIKE it, and was comfortable in it. I literally felt like I was in pajamas all day, and couldn’t have been happier.
How do you wear your silk florence pants?
Yes, I have another new pair of sneakers. I’ve been in a silent sneaker hunt for weeks now, and have ended up buying/returning/selling quite a few pairs. I’ll write more about that next week, but these Common Projects sneakers are a definite win. I had some birthday money and was desperate, so I ordered them, not having very high hopes to like them at all (the sizing is supposed to be challenging with this brand), but I do like them. And they’re ALL GRAY. C’mon.
I also received the oversized wool blazer from Everlane this week and it’s okay. I’m sending it back, but I’m glad I ordered it to try, so that now I can get the idea that I’d wear an oversized wool blazer out of my head LOL. The blazer is nicely done, if a little thin. And the size 6 fit me okay, but – and yes, I know it’s supposed to be oversized – it’s too wide in the shoulders for me, not “straight” enough, and just not a good look in general.
Not too much interesting right now, to be honest. I am really enjoying reading through your answers to my Five Questions about Waste post yesterday though, please keep them coming!!
So busy with slowre…and I’m popping up this weekend at a local market, which is always fun, because I really love interacting with humans in person, but also very tiring.
On Monday we’re heading to Denver for a few days and I’m super-excited! The weather looks like it will be BEAUTIFUL, and hopefully I’ll get to meet-up with a couple of readers during my visit. I’m also going to use the “down” time there to try and write more thought-pieces on some topics I’m interested in lately. Can’t wait.
Have a great weekend!!
Those Florence pants look beautiful! I love the whole outfit, in fact; the textures play off one another really well. I had a similar inner dialogue going out to a get-together the other night, and decided to go with the blob outfit. I felt good in it, and confident. I think that is what matters.
Speaking of which, there was a kind of interesting piece in NYT the other day on a “modesty” trend in fashion (not how I would describe how I dress, but found it to be some food for thought nonetheless, even if not exactly groundbreaking): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/t-magazine/modest-fashion-clothes.html
That’s the beautiful thing about the silk Florence pants, you can feel comfortably fancy or luxuriously comfortable!
Grechen Reiter says
YES. that article has me thinking about all sorts of things!! that’s one of the topics i wanted to write more about next week… 😉
and i agree with you, i’m not sure “modesty” is the right term for it, but i sure as hell don’t know what is!! i certainly don’t think i dress modestly. but maybe i do?
Me likey this look on you. When I saw first looked at the pix, before reading your commentary, my thought was “flowy” not blob. Blob is not a word or concept that would have ever come to mind from your pix. Suggestion: instead of thinking “I like how I look and feel in spite of being a blob” just stop at “I like how I look and feel” ;-).
I just bought my first Elizabeth Suzann piece, the Cecilia pants. I wanted to buy them last year and was so disappointed that they were sold out. I’m really happy they reissued them for this season!
I think if I owned silk pants, I’d be afraid to wear them outside for fear of wrecking them! They do look lovely though.
I personally love this outfit on you. I think the proportions and shape look artful and very Japanese designer. But that is my taste anyway 🙂
I can’t do the oversized blazer (my shoulders are too rounded) but I do have an oversized double faced wool coat that I adore by DVF.
I love this outfit. So pretty. And the sneakers!
Oh, do write about the article—it really got my brain waves flowing, too! Also, did you read the article about cone mills closing? This article brought to mind all the brands that market to the ethical/sustainable crowd. I also was thinking about the whole global economy argument—yet feel can sick about the fact that we have become a country that doesn’t create and make—we consume and we consume a lot…
Do the silk Florences cling to you at all? It doesn’t seem like it from the pictures. I’m interested in the silk pair, but I worry about seeing underwear lines or cellulite under the fabric. I have fabric swatches, so I know the fabric is lovely but thin.
I just got the black linen Florences last week and I love them so much. I hesitated for a long time with these, thinking as a short lady, size 10/12, that they wouldn’t be flattering. The Tilda pant didn’t work for me so I thought, why not just try them? I suppose they aren’t flattering, but that’s not why I get dressed. The goal of my outfits isn’t to look as thin as possible. I did have several students compliment my outfits this past week. I wore them three days in a row! Once with a linen tank and an Everlane chunky cardigan, once with a silk tank and a long cardigan, and finally with my Harper sweater. All paired with my Sevilla Smith flats. I felt really comfortable and happy in my clothes and that’s what matters. For what it’s worth – I like how you are wearing your Florences here.
I love this! It looks comfy and just plain QUALITY to me. Are the pants black? I’m assuming so because….c’mon! 😉 And I’ve coveted that Organic by JP sweater ever since you got it because I’ve been stalking one for several years! The sneakers are perfect…love the grey. The only reason I’d shorten the pants is so that the sneakers could be seen better.
Not when you wear that black bra under your sheer white tops!!! 🙂
Your outfits sound gorgeous, Marilyn!
Hi, Grechen! I’m a long-time reader, but this is only my second time commenting. I have two pairs of the canvas Florence pants. Like you, I’m not tall. When it’s warm enough, I like to wear the pants with high-healed mary janes or some kind of strappy sandal. That little bit of ankle helps to balance out the shape, especially if I tuck in the front of my shirt to show the elastic at the waist. But, now that it’s starting to get a little cooler here in Denton, I’ve been wearing the pants with a slouchy booty that has a little bit of a heel. Somehow, the booty helps to elongate the leg. I also wondered if I might get a pair of bright, wacky socks and pair them with mary janes (or would that make me look like an eight-year-old? and do I even care?).
Grechen Reiter says
oh! tell me about the canvas pants – how do you like the fabric? Are the very structured/stiff?
yay for more ES in the DFW area 🙂
i think you should do the wacky socks! i myself hate socks, but i love them on other people, especially crazy ones!
Grechen Reiter says
no, the pants don’t cling much at all. just a little bit, really, but i purposely got the large so they would be roomy enough i would hopefully not need to worry about “showing through” lol
love your outfits!!! i’d really love a pair of linen florence pants also…
I love the canvas. the materials feels indestructible, stands out from the body in a flattering way, but also also gets softer with each wash. I think I prefer my natural pair to my black pair, because the color hides all dirt. I just ordered a khaki trench in the canvas from the new signature line and hope to wear it all winter long (those gigantic pockets are just so delightful!).
Okay, I’m going to try out the quirky socks. EF has adorable cozy viscose socks that I’ve been drooling over. So, maybe this is my excuse to buy them.